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Oct 30

2017

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Improved Scalability and Usability is Here with Cloud Marketplace October 2017 Update

The Ingram Micro Cloud Marketplace undergoes an upgrade to its core systems as part of our ongoing commitment to better support our reseller partners. Cloud Marketplaces in Asia and Oceania were upgraded on the weekend of October 28 and the marketplaces in North America, Latin America and Europe are scheduled to be upgraded on the weekend of November 4. This upgrade enhances performance, scalability and usability to help partners run a more efficient cloud business. For details, please review the Version 7.2 Release Notes.

In upcoming weeks, we will also introduce several changes to the Cloud Marketplace web interface that will help partners find services faster and learn how to complete tasks in the marketplace with confidence and ease. We have already begun to roll out these changes starting with the US Cloud Marketplace. Here is a list of 5 new features that we’d like to highlight:

1. A robust search field
Finding the services you need is made even easier with a new search field. Simply start typing in the name of a vendor or service name and our robust search field will begin filtering the products that are available on the Ingram Micro Cloud Marketplace.

A robust search field

2. New and updated solution categories
We’ve added and changed the names of several solution categories to make finding the right cloud services easier. These solution categories include Backup and Disaster Recovery, Cloud Enablement Services, Digital Marketing and Industry Solutions.

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3. A scrolling list of ‘Top Selling Services’
Browsing for some interesting or new cloud solutions to add to your portfolio? We’ve added a new section that highlights the most often purchased services.

A scrolling list of Top Selling Services

4. Easily add compatible solutions
To make it even easier to create the perfect cloud bundle for your customers, we’ve added a new page at check out that recommends compatible or popular solutions with the service or services you’re purchasing.

Easily add compatible solutions

5. Get started on Cloud Marketplace quickly
New to the Cloud Marketplace? At Ingram Micro, we want to make it as easy as possible for you to get set up and using Cloud Marketplace quickly. We’ve created short “How To Use the Marketplace” videos that will not only help you get started quickly, but will walk you through each feature and tool that’s available to you.

Easily add compatible solutions

You can see the list of these new features and many more in the Knowledge Base under the section titled “Monthly Release Notes”. Make sure to check back often to see any ongoing changes to the Cloud Marketplace, along with screenshots and short video clips.

You can also keep up with all the activity and latest announcements about Ingram Micro Cloud and the Cloud Marketplace by checking the Marketplace What’s New page and following us on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and Google+.

About Author

JAN-HENDRIK BENTER
Executive Director Product Management, Cloud Marketplace, Ingram Micro

JAN-HENDRIK BENTER Jan-Hendrik leads the Ingram Micro Cloud Marketplace product management and development teams at Ingram Micro Cloud. He is responsible for driving the innovation behind the user experience of the Cloud Marketplace. With over 15 years of software development, working with service providers and holding various roles in program and product management, Jan-Hendrik is enabling the vision to advance Ingram Micro Cloud Marketplace into the world’s leading cloud e-commerce platform.